New Delhi, October 9: India will host diplomats from the United Nations Security Council along with other member states for a key meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee in Mumbai and New Delhi on October 28-29.
India is currently the chairperson of the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee for the year 2022. At a press conference on Saturday in New York, India’s permanent representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, said CLC members will pay tribute to the victims of the horrific 26/11 terrorist attacks in Bombay.
She also said the UNSC CTC Special Meeting on “Combating the Use of New and Emerging Technologies for Terrorist Purposes” will be held on October 28 and in New Delhi on October 29.
“Terrorism poses the most serious threat to the international community,” she said and added, “Members of the UN counter-terrorism committee will pay tribute to the victims of the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.”
India is set to host a meeting of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee in Mumbai and Delhi which will focus on the rapid developments of 3 important technologies used by terrorists – internet and social media, terrorist financing and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), she said. .
It will provide opportunities to discuss existing and evolving threats, the deployment of new and emerging technologies to counter these threats, persistent challenges and good practices, as well as a range of human rights and gender equality.
With the dominance of technology and the rapid rise of digitalization, the use of new and emerging technologies to counter terrorism is a topic of growing interest among Member States, policy makers and researchers, particularly in the context of the growing role played by technology in terrorism and counter-terrorism.
This issue is addressed by the Security Council in a number of resolutions related to the fight against terrorism, the most recent being resolution 2617 (2021), which explicitly cited “emerging technologies”.
Aware of the growing threat posed by the misuse of new and emerging technologies, the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the United Nations Security Council has decided to hold a special meeting on this theme, with the support of its Executive Directorate (CTED) .
The special meeting to be hosted by India will be conducted in the six official languages of the United Nations and will be open to all members of the United Nations and other relevant stakeholders, including United Nations organizations, international organizations organizations, civil society organizations, private companies – sectoral entities and members of the Committee’s Executive Direction Global Research Network (DECT).